Development of Independent Assessment Tool at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/JCSDA
However, it's not easy to set up these utilities on the various HP cluster platforms, many of these utilities require specific configurations such as job submission method, libraries used, etc., depending on the platform they are installed on. Some of the tools are not SVN-controlled, which makes it hard to track the update history of source code and to find where to get them. So what we are trying to achieve in the development of IAT is to put these utilities all together in one place being SVN-controlled, fully test them on various HP cluster platforms, generate user installation guide, make GUI to interact with one or more of the utilities to facilitate configurations, push analysis images to web server for review and generate a combined report of the most important figures created from these utilities. Using IAT will not only benefit research scientists by releasing them from dealing with software-related issues to improve the efficiency in analyzing data assimilation result and/or NWP forecast results, but also provide a comprehensive report that can best summarize the impact of their work from all aspects.